koan;464502 wrote: Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 â€“ 22 December 1989) was an Irish dramatist, novelist and poet. Beckett's work is stark, fundamentally minimalist, and, according to some interpretations, deeply pessimistic about the human condition. The perceived pessimism is mitigated both by a great and often wicked sense of humour, and by the sense, for some readers, that Beckett's portrayal of life's obstacles serves to demonstrate that the journey, while difficult, is ultimately worth the effort. Similarly, many posit that Beckett's expressed "pessimism" is not so much for the human condition but for that of an established cultural and societal structure which imposes its stultifying will upon otherwise hopeful individuals; it is the inherent optimism of the human condition, therefore, that is at tension with the oppressive world. His later work explores his themes in an increasingly cryptic and attenuated style. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 "for his writing, whichâ€”in new forms for the novel and dramaâ€”in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". Beckett was elected Saoi of AosdÃ¡na in 1984.
What I'm quoting is from "Waiting for Godot" and the bio is the first result in a google search of his name. You could have done that part yourself and appeared much wiser than you are.
Ok he's an interesting dude